An Essex Wedding - July/August 2022 (Issue 105)

GIRL POWER Want to support local when it comes to your skincare? Say hello to Farm Girl By Sarah Jane, owned by Dunmow aesthetician Sarah-Jane Malins. Farm Girl By Sarah Jane specialises in result-driven yet low invasive facials and massage from SarahJane’s Essex studio. One of the many treatments offered, The Famous Full Works, improves the appearance, tone and texture of the skin thanks to a combination of steam, dermaplaning, gentle digital needling and an algae mask, all finished with a mini shoulder massage. You can even benefit from taking home her own skincare line: try the Retinol Niacinamide Serum, £48, which helps to promote skin renewal while enhancing collagen production, keeping your skin looking incredible in the run-up to your big day. Visit to find out more. I’M WITH THE BAND Want to wow guests with an amazing band and well-known Essex celeb to boot? Say hello to The Arg Band, now available for weddings and events throughout the county and beyond. Originally known for his appearance on popular reality show, TOWIE, TV personality James ‘Arg’ Argent spoke exclusively to us about the rise of his seven-piece band; aptly named The Arg Band. “Performing with the band is truly my happy place and where my passion lies,” says Arg. “We all know I’ve had some tough times over the years, but throughout them singing with the band has kept me focused. You cannot beat seeing the smile of a happy couple on their special day – plus you will often find me at the end of the evening dancing the night away with both them and their guests!” The Arg Band – who perform at any event, from private parties and corporate occasions to supporting many charities – have predominantly become known as one of the UK’s best wedding bands, bringing a personable touch to each event. Their wide-range of songs allows the band to cater for any theme or style for your celebration, from Motown, soul and reggae, to RnB and well-known dance floor anthems. Want to book Arg and his band for your wedding day? Check out the line-up showcasing their talents on Instagram and TikTok, then email for bookings and enquiries. HORSING AROUND ‘Eco glitter make-up in a horse box’ isn’t something we ever thought we’d write, but we’re so pleased we are after discovering Dunmow-based Lucy’s Glitter Box over on the ’gram. Owned by Lucy Keeble, this is a wedding horse box trailer like no other, converted into a photo booth and glitter make-up station, and having just launched a couple of months ago. “This is a totally unique photo booth experience, with sequin walls, disco balls, checkered floor and pink ceiling,” says Lucy. “There are a range of fun props to choose from, and guests have four photos taken on a screen before a professional printer develops the photos instantly. For weddings there are unlimited visits to the booth, plus it prints two copies per visit – one for guests to keep and the other to stick into a guest book with a lovely message! The glitter make-up station is at the entrance of the horse box, with two make-up artist chairs, a vanity mirror, and lots of biodegradable glitter to enjoy.” Lucy’s Glitter Box has three packages to choose from, starting with £400 for the Horse Box Glitz Package (glitter hair and make-up); £600 for the Horse Box Picz Package (the fully equipped horse box photo booth); and £750 for the Glitz and Picz Package, which combines the two plus additional extras. You can even hire a sequin backdrop wall at a reduced rate, if the venue is unable to accommodate the horse box itself. Contact for info and how to book. Scan to view video DOING IT FOR DUNMOW Say hello to these two Dunmow-based businesses   BOWLED OVER Looking for an alternative hen or stag – or just somewhere different to start the party off? Head to NAMCO Funscape Braintree or Romford and enjoy all your favourite arcade games and amusements, plus bowling and plenty of deals on drinks. Start the fun off with a couple of games of bowling and get those competitive juices flowing, then play the amusements, from classics to high tech video games. Plus, if you’re feeling adventurous, Braintree has an eight wall Clip ’n Climb on site, with the Speed Wall ready to show who’s the real champion. The bars at NAMCO Funscape are fully stocked with beers, wine and spirits, with a member of the bar team always available on hand to make some delicious cocktails. Visit to find out more. WIN! An Essex Wedding has teamed up with NAMCO Funscape to offer three winners a £40 voucher to be redeemed at Romford, and three winners a £40 voucher to be redeemed at Braintree. Terms and conditions apply; for your chance to win enter via 10